Category Adoption

Here we go again……

We have kept busy in the last year and a half!  In March 2013, Faith came into our lives.  In July  2013, she became “officially” ours.  We celebrated her first Halloween, her first Christmas & New Years, first Easter, and finally, her first Birthday!  Then, in May 2014, we sold our first home where we…
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Meet Faith Ashlynn

If you’ve ever wondered, you can pack two adults and stuff for a baby in about 1.5 hours, book a flight and jump on a plane. Last Sunday, March 3, at about  3:30pm we got a call that A* may be going into labor.  We called the airline and found out that the last flight…
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My Crazy Life

I’m not going to lie.  I think the wait after the match is worse than the initial wait.  Now we have an end time.  But it could change.  But maybe it won’t.  I’ve mentioned before, I’m a planner.  This is really hard for me.  It’s made me a complete nut. I’ve washed clothes, sterilized nipples…
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It’s A…… BABY!

Ok.  We’ve been keeping it quiet for what seems like forever.  And people are starting to ask questions about why we’re taking crazy day trips to Florida… It all started 2 weeks ago with an email.  A birthmother in Florida.  I know, I know, we’ve said over and over after “almost” matches that we would…
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Tis’ The Season!

To be completely honest, the last thing I thought I would be doing for the holidays this year was praying to get through them.  After last year’s struggle, I thought for sure that it was the last year that Tony and I would spend the holidays as just the two of us.   I thought…
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Peaks and Valleys

I want to start by saying thank you to all who follow our blog.  When I first started it over a year and a half ago, I thought it would be so easy to keep up and share all of our news.  The emotional journey to adoption has proven extremely hard.  The choices of what…
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Maybe?

I got a text.  I met her.  It all seemed to be falling into place.  I heard about a possible birthmother.  She was a friend of a friend.  We met for coffee because she had some questions about adoption.  My intent going into the meeting was to give her the information for our agency and…
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Busy, busy, busy!

I could get used to this. 🙂 We will be ready to accept kids within a couple of weeks. 🙂 We hit quite a snag with our before/after school person backing out on us be after a lot of panic and phone calls, we’ve worked it out. Or at least, we think we have. There…
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Family

It’s taken 10 years for me to fully realize what adoption is.  Most of us are touched by it every day, just not in the most conventional way. We are all adopted in one way or another.  I have been blessed to have been adopted into my husband’s family.  Our relationship started out rocky.  But…
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Yes, That’s My Son!

~ Welcome, to the third story in our BeYOUtiful Mom Series!~ Featured Writer: Cyndi Maloy “MOM!”   After four children, hearing my name (or what the children think my name is) being screamed hysterically from the other side of the house doesn’t really phase me.  Usually, it means someone has violated someone else’s space, or changed…
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